Deux par Deux Minimome Recalls Children’s Snowsuits and Coats with Drawstrings Due to Strangulation Hazard
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of Product: Children’s Snowsuits and Coats
Units: About 4,500
Manufacturer: Deux par Deux Minimome Inc. located in Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Hazard: The snowsuits and coats have drawstrings through the hood that can pose a strangulation hazard to children. In February 1996, CPSC issued guidelines (pdf) (which were incorporated into an industry voluntary standard in 1997) to help prevent children from strangling or getting entangled on the neck and waist drawstrings in upper garments, such as jackets and sweatshirts.
Description: This recall involves children’s snowsuits and coats sold in sizes 2 through 12. The snowsuits and coats were sold in various colors and prints. The brand name “Deux par Deux” and the style number is printed on the neck tag.
Sold at: Small boutique retailers in the United States from 2005 through 2010 for $190 for the snowsuits and $120 for the coats
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the drawstrings from the jackets to eliminate the hazard or return the garment with drawstring to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers also can return the jackets with the drawstring intact to Deux par Deux, 433 Chabanel West, Suite 1102, Montreal, Quebec Canada H2N 2J8 for a full refund.
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